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- DescriptionArchaeological Oceagraphy is the definitive book on the newly emerging field of deep-sea archaeology. Marine archaeologists have been finding and excavating underwater shipwrecks since at least the early 1950s, but until recently their explorations have been restricted to depths considered shallow by oceagraphic standards. This book describes the latest advances that enable researchers to probe the secrets of the deep ocean, and the vital contributions these advances offer to archaeology and fields like maritime history and anthropology. Rewned oceagrapher Robert Ballard--who stunned the world with his discovery of the Titanic deep in the North Atlantic--has gathered together the pioneers of archaeological oceagraphy, a cross-disciplinary group of archaeologists, oceagraphers, ocean engineers, and anthropologists who have undertaken ambitious expeditions into the deep sea. In this book, they discuss the history of archaeological oceagraphy and the evolution and use of advanced deep-submergence techlogy to locate and excavate ancient and modern shipwrecks and cultural and other sites deep under water. They offer examples from their own expeditions and explain the challenges future programs face in obtaining access to the resources needed to carry out this important and exciting research. The contributors are Robert D. Ballard, Ali Can, Dwight F. Coleman, Mike J. Durbin, Ryan Eustace, Brendan Foley, Cathy Giangrande, Todd S. Gregory, Rachel L. Horlings, Jonathan Howland, Kevin McBride, James B. Newman, Dennis Piechota, Oscar Pizarro, Christopher Roman, Hanumant Singh, Cheryl Ward, and Sarah Webster.
- Author BiographyRobert D. Ballard, one of the world's foremost deep-sea explorers, is perhaps best known for his discovery of the wreckage of the Titanic in 1985. He is president of the Institute for Exploration in Mystic, Connecticut, and professor of oceanography and director of the Institute for Archaeological Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island. His many books include The Eternal Darkness: A Personal History of Deep-Sea Exploration (Princeton).
- PrizesShortlisted for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2009.
- PublisherPrinceton University Press
- Date of Publication01/07/2008
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrinceton University Press
- Content Note170 color illus. 8 line illus.
- Weight971 g
- Width216 mm
- Height280 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Edited byRobert D. Ballard
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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